Born To Be King will star Ewan McGregor as a movie extra who looks almost identical to a big star, and Kate Hudson is a famous actress battling with her co-star on their latest project but develops feelings for the extra. Peter Capaldi will direct from his original screenplay. Indomina Releasing has acquired worldwide sales rights to the romantic comedy and will shop it at AFM. Stephanie Denton will lead Indomina’s sales efforts. Alexandra Stone and Dan Lupovitz are producing, Ron Fogelman and William Parente executive produce, and Elaine Collins will co-produce. Denton and Indomina’s Rob Williams negotiated the acquisition with Lupovitz and Stone. Born To Be King is scheduled to start shooting next January at the UK’s Pinewood Studios.
Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2012 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), in partnership with Indomina Releasing (Indomina), today announced the release of Bona Film Group’s (NASDAQ: BONA) blockbuster Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, starring Jet Li, for an exclusive, limited engagement across North America in September in the immersive IMAX® 3D format.
Acquired for North American release by Indomina, the motion picture distribution arm of The Indomina Group, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is the first Chinese-language film to be released in the IMAX® 3D format and the fourth-highest grossing Chinese-language film of all time.
“We’re delighted to be working again with Bona and Tsui Hark and to release their newest film, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate,” said Indomina Group Vice Chairman and CEO, Jasbinder Singh Mann. “It’s an ideal fit for Indomina – just as IMAX is the ideal movie-going experience for the film. Audiences are in for a real treat when they see this Chinese martial arts masterpiece on the IMAX screen.”
Beverly Hills, CA (March 15, 2012) — It was announced today that The Indomina Group, the fast-growing producer and distributor of film, TV and trans-media content, has acquired Worldwide Rights to the 2012 Sundance premiered Filly Brown, starring Gina Rodriguez (Go For It), Jenni Rivera (I Love Jenni), Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire, Hollywood Homicide), Academy Award Nominee Edward James Olmos (Dexter, Battlestar Galactica), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Noel Gugliemi (Training Day), Kerry Norton (Battlestar Galactica) and Chrissie Fit (General Hospital). Indomina is planning a theatrical release in the Fall of 2012.
Filly Brown was Produced by Victor Teran, Amir Delara, Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos, Mico Olmos, Edward “E-Dub” Rios, Khool-Aid Rios; executive produced by Edward James Olmos, Kevin Smith, Homa Soroor and directed by Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos.
Delara and Olmos’ new youth music themed coming of age Indie is a Cima Productions, Olmos Productions and Silent Giant Entertainment production. The film features an original soundtrack by a who’s who of Latin hip-hop artists produced by Silent Giant and Reza Safinia.
“We are excited to be involved with this crowd-pleasing, musically inspired feature film,” said Indomina Vice-Chairman and CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann. “Audiences will be amazed by the talent of breakout Gina Rodriguez.”
“Filly Brown is a fresh new voice exploding on the scene just like Indomina Releasing. We believe they’re poised to become a major player and we can’t imagine a better partner to bring the world
Bart Layton’s directorial debut The Imposter will screen at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival. The documentary chronicles the story of a 13-year-old boy who disappears without a trace from San Antonio in 1994. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnapping and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home but all is not quite as it seems — the boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but he also has an accent and his appearance has greatly changed. Indomina is planning a theatrical release this year. Imposter is an A&E IndieFilms, Film4 and Channel 4 presentation of a RAW Production in association with Red Box Films and Passion Pictures; A+E Networks retains TV rights to the film. Josh Braun at Submarine Entertainment and CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with Indomina’s VP Acquisitions Rob Williams. Produced by Dimitri Doganis. The film is executive produced by John Battsek (The Tillman Story), Simon Chinn (Man On Wire), A&E IndieFilms’ Bob DeBitetto (The September Issue) and Molly Thompson (Client 9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot Spitzer) as well as Katherine Butler (Tyrannosaur) of Film4 and Tabitha Jackson (Cave Of Forgotten Dreams) of Channel 4.
EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that Indomina Entertainment is making a distribution deal on LUV, the Sheldon Candis-directed film that premiered January 23 at the Eccles Theatre. The deal will be in the low seven-figures and includes a TV component. This comes as the film screens at EFM. The film is about an 11-year old boy who awaits the return of his missing mother, and who lives with his grandmother and Uncle Vincent. He idolizes the latter, a man who is fresh off an 8-year prison stretch and who takes it upon himself to help the youth become a man. When Vincent’s attempts to open a business doesn’t work out, and pressure is brought to bear by his old Baltimore crime boss Mr. Fish, the youth’s growth into manhood accelerates. The film stars Common, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Rainey Jr., Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton and Michael Kenneth Williams. ICM and Cinetic Media repped the title at Sundance, and Eric Christenson at Hollywood Studios International is repping the film overseas. Jason Michael Berman produced the film with W. Michael Jenson, Gordon Bijelonic, Datari Turner, Joel Newton, James R. Rosenthal, Common and Derek Dudley.
This is the second Indomina deal at Sundance, after the distributor bought the Ice-T directed The Art of Rap.
EXCLUSIVE: Indomina is closing a world rights deal for Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, the Ice-T and Andy Baybutt-directed documentary about the art of hip-hop. I’m told Indomina is planning a meaningful theatrical release in the early summer. UTA and Myman Greenspan are brokering the deal. In the film, Ice-T travels coast to coast, visiting with the likes of Afrika Bambaata, Grandmaster Flash, Nas, Mos Def, Eminem, Chuck D, Run-DMC, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg to trace the inspiration for an American art form.